What are ORS Kids tablets?
ORS Kids tablets are used to create a hydrating drink that helps kids with dehydration to regain a proper balance of fluid and salts in their body. They come in two delicious flavours, strawberry and blackcurrant, which kids will love. These tablets are formulated to World Health Organisation hydration standards and are perfect for use during illness, travelling, or exercise.
When would I need an Oral Rehydration Salts?
Oral Rehydration Salts, which can also be known as ORS, are part of a treatment called oral rehydration therapy. It’s scientifically proven to provide more effective hydration than other drinks, such as sports drinks, tea, and still water. This method helps you to rehydrate and provides your body with vital electrolytes when you’re dehydrated, which can happen for many reasons, such as:
- Sweating during exercise
- Drinking too much alcohol
- Taking medicines which make you use the bathroom
- Having a high temperature
How will ORS kids help to keep my child hydrated?
ORS Kids tablets contain a combination of electrolytes, glucose, and other minerals in a formula which is designed to help to replenish the water and salts in your body when you’re dehydrated. This helps you to be sure that your body has a proper fluid balance, which your body needs to function at its best.
How to use this product
Each ORS Kids tablet needs to be dissolved in 100ml of drinking water and left to dissolve completely. Feel free to stir the solution if you need to help the tablet to dissolve. Follow the instructions on the packaging carefully to make sure that you’re giving the right amount of oral rehydration solution, especially if your child weighs less than 10kg or 22 pounds.
When should this product not be used?
ORS Kids tablets should not be given to children under the age of 3, unless specifically advised to do so by a doctor or pharmacist. Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the listed ingredients.
Does this product have any side effects?
Most people don’t experience any side effects while using ORS Kids tablets. However, you should bare in mind that all medications can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. If you experience any side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to use this product
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in the original tube and do not use if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Drink the solution immediately when you’ve prepared it. Do not store for more than 8 hours outside of the refrigerator or 24 hours in the refrigerator. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
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- Citric Acid, Glucose
Ingredients: Glucose (sugar), Citric acid, Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate, Sodium Chloride (salt), Potassium Chloride, Strawberry flavouring, Colour (Beetroot, extract, Beta-carotene), Polyethylene Glycol 6000, Sweetener (Sucralose), tablet binder (Polyvinylpyrrolidone).
Ingredients list is for Strawberry flavoured tablets, ingredients for other flavours may differ so be sure to read the patient information leaflet carefully before using this product.
Dehydration in Babies and Children and How to Treat it
Dehydration can be a real problem when your child is sick, especially if they’re struggling to keep food and drink down.
When they’re unwell, making sure they get enough fluids is essential, and it will help both you and your child feel better in the long run.
If you’re worried about dehydration affecting your child, you’ve come to the right place, as we’re going to take a look at what dehydration means for children and what you can do to help.
What is Dehydration and What are its Symptoms?
Have you drunk enough water today? If you aren’t drinking enough then hydration could be a real problem for you, especially if you get sick.
Dehydration can affect anyone, young, old, and in between, and it may be more common than you’d think!
Let’s take a look at what dehydration is, what causes it, and all of the nasty effects it can have on your body.
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